At An Arm and a Leg, we do that with journalistic rigor, an ear for a great story, and a strong sense of community.
You are not alone. We may be screwed, but we’re together. And if we want to get even a little bit less-screwed, we need to learn what we’re up against, and we need each other.
I’ve met folks through my reporting who can show us tools most of us don’t know about, and others who have been fighting for new rights — and sometimes winning.
I’m not gonna lie: We don’t have enough rights, or enough tools. We won’t win them all.
But it turns out: We don’t have to lose them all either.
I can promise you solid information, good company, and memorable stories. I hope you’ll join us, and listen in.
Or you can read us too: In late 2021, we launched a newsletter, First Aid Kit, to pull together practical lessons about how to survive the hellscape of the U.S. health care system.
How this show comes together:
An Arm and a Leg started as scribblings in my notebook in 2018, but I don’t make this show by myself, not by a long shot. A crack team of journalists and producers makes this show great.
And since 2019, we’ve had one of the nation’s best newsrooms as a production partner: Kaiser Health News provides editorial consultation, distributes and promotes the show on their website and newsletters, and gives us modest financial support.
(KHN isn’t affiliated with the health-care giant Kaiser Permanente. You can read more about them and our partnership here.)
Most of all, community support powers our work. Tips from listeners are behind many of our episodes — we’d love to hear from you— and many hundreds of listeners support us with donations. That’s our single biggest source of income, and we’d love for you to support us too.